Nashville, TN - 19 October 2015 – The 8th annual Rock & Worship Roadshow, presented by Compassion International, announces a new roster of artists for the 2016 tour. Christian music favorites Newsboys, Jeremy Camp and Mandisa will be performing, along with Phil Wickham, Family Force 5 and Audio Adrenaline. A pre-show party will take place before each show with artists Danny Gokey (host) and Citizen Way, and Shaun Groves returns to the Rock & Worship Roadshow as the event’s guest speaker.
"We are so excited to be a part of the Rock and Worship Roadshow 2016!” shares Michael Tait of Newsboys. “While we have been blessed to play thousands of shows all over the globe, this is actually our first time being a part of the ‘Roadshow’ tour, and we can’t wait to join Compassion International and the other artists to reach communities all around the country.”
General admission will be $10 per person at the door. A VIP ticket will also be available for $50 per person, which will include a Q&A with Jeremy Camp, Mandisa and other artists, early entrance for premium seating, an exclusive tour t-shirt, a VIP laminate, a 40-song digital download from New Release Today and more. For Newsboys' super fans, a "Newsboys Experience" ticket will also be available that will include all the benefits of the VIP ticket along with an exclusive meet & greet with the chart-topping band. To purchase VIP and Newsboys Experience tickets, please visit the tour's website www.theRoadShowTour.com.
Founded in 2009, The Rock & Worship Roadshow has since seen over 170 shows to an audience of more than 1.3 million. Pollstar named the tour one of their Top 50 Tours for Mid-Year in 2012.
Compassion International is the world's largest Christian child development organization serving more than 1.7 million children. They are thrilled to continue sponsoring this remarkable tour.
Brian Seay, executive producer of The Rock & Worship Roadshow, says, “The 2016 Rock and Worship Roadshow promises to be an amazing night of music and ministry. We have purposefully created this night for the entire family and are excited to be on the road next February and March with some of the best artists and speakers in all of Christian music.”
For additional information, please visit http://theroadshowtour.com.
THE ROCK & WORSHIP ROADSHOW TOUR DATES*:
04 - Springfield, MO - JQH ARENA
05 - Bossier City, LA - CENTURYLINK CENTER
10 - Chattanooga, TN - UTC MCKENZIE CENTER
11 - Southaven, MS - LANDER'S CENTER
12 - **Dallas, TX - AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER
13 - Cape Girardeau, MO - TBD
14 - Indianapolis, IN - BANKERS LIFE FIELDHOUSE
18 - Kent, WA - SHOWARE CENTER
19 - Spokane, WA - SPOKANE VETERANS MEMORIAL ARENA
20 - Boise, ID - TACO BELL ARENA
21 - Portland, OR - VETERANS MEMORIAL
25 - Sacramento, CA - SLEEP TRAIN ARENA
26 - Fresno, CA - SAVEMART CENTER
27 - **Phoenix, AZ - GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY ARENA
28 - Ontario, CA - CITIZENS BANK ARENA
03 - Colorado Springs, CO - WORLD ARENA
04 - Las Cruces, MN - PAN AM CENTER
05 - Wichita Falls, TX - KAY YEAGER COLISEUM
06 - Lubbock, TX - UNITED SUPERMARKETS ARENA
10 - Huntsville, AL - VON BRAUN CENTER
11 - Louisville, KY - FREEDOM HALL
12 - Charlottesville, VA - JOHN PAUL JONES ARENA
13 - **Baltimore, MD - ROYAL FARMS ARENA
19 - **Houston, TX - CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION
20 - Mobile, AL - MITCHELL CENTER
*All dates are subject to change. Please visit the tour's website for the latest information.
**Selected cities will have an alternate ticketing structure. See theroadshowtour.com for more details.
ABOUT COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL
Compassion International is the world’s leading authority in holistic child development through sponsorship. It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to release children from poverty so that they may become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. Compassion partners with more than 6,800 Christian churches in 26 countries to release over 1.7 million babies, children and young adults from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion has been awarded the highest rating for financial stewardship and transparency for 14 consecutive years by Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator.
Comprised of lead vocalist Michael Tait, Jody Davis (guitar), Jeff Frankenstein (keys) and Duncan Phillips (drums), Newsboys have sold more than 9 million records, amassing eight Gold® certifications, 33 #1 radio hits, four GRAMMY® nominations and multiple Dove Awards. “God’s Not Dead,” Newsboys’ chart-topping, Platinum®-certified single, inspired Pure Flix's 2014 hit film of the same name. The band is currently in the studio recording their next project, which will release in March 2016, along with God’s Not Dead 2, the follow-up to the original film.
While he feels like he’s “just beginning,” Jeremy Camp has 12 years of accolades and accomplishments as a songwriter and recording artist, including four million albums sold, four RIAA Gold albums, a multi-platinum DVD, three American Music Award nominations and a GRAMMY nomination. Having performed in more than 32 countries to date, Jeremy describes himself as “a minister who happens to play music as a way to minister.”
With more than one million records sold, GRAMMY® Award Winner, Dove Award winner and American Idol Season 5 finalist Mandisa is a voice of encouragement and truth to people facing life’s challenges all around the world. Her album, Overcomer, released in 2013 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart, with the album's title track holding the No. 1 spot for 12 weeks on the National Christian Audience chart and the No. 1 position on the Christian/Gospel Core Digital sales chart for several weeks. In 2014 Mandisa picked up her first GRAMMY Award, Dove Award and K-LOVE Fan Award. Her first full-length remix album, Get Up: The Remixes, is available now.
Phil Wickham is, at his core, a humble and sincere artist who writes songs and worships God using the medium of music. His critically acclaimed efforts: Phil Wickham (2006), Cannons (2007), Heaven & Earth (2009), Response (2011) and The Ascension (2013). Wickham's latest release debuted at No. 2 on the SoundScan Christian Albums Chart and in the Top 40 on the Billboard 200. Its first single, “This Is Amazing Grace,” gave Wickham his first career No. 1, topping Billboard’s National Christian Audience Chart for thirteen consecutive weeks while also receiving top honors at the BMI Christian Awards as their Song of the Year, recognizing it as the most-played song on Christian radio in 2014. Wickham’s new project Children of God is slated for release April 2016.
Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5 - which consists of members Derek Mount (“Chap Stique” / guitar, vocals), Jacob Olds (“Crouton” / vocals, drums), Joshua Olds (“Fatty” / bass, vocals), Nathan Currin (“Nadaddy” / keyboards, vocals, percussion) and Teddy Boldt (“Hollywood” / drums, percussion) - formed in Atlanta in the summer of 2005. Creating chart-topping albums and achieving impressive success at radio with their No. 1 hit “Let It Be Love,” alongside singles such as “Walk On Water,” “Show Love,” “Superhero” and “Not Alone,” Family Force 5's music music videos have received more than 30 million YouTube views, including “Sweep The Leg,” “BZRK (feat. KB)” and “Chainsaw.”
Since their debut in 1986, Audio Adrenaline has been one of Christian music’s best-loved bands. They have garnered two GRAMMY® Awards for Best Rock Gospel Album (Worldwide, Until My Heart Caves In); five GMA Dove Awards; a Gold®-certified recording (Bloom); and 14 #1 Christian radio singles, including signature songs “Big House,” “Get Down” and “Hands And Feet.” In 2004 the band created the Hands & Feet Project, an organization which continues to impact orphans and children throughout Haiti.
Dove Award nominated recording artist Danny Gokey became a favorite of millions of fans as a Top 3 finalist on Season Eight of American Idol. Following Idol, Gokey released his debut album, My Best Days, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. His current album, Hope In Front of Me, hit the Billboard CCM chart at #1 in its first week of release and the title track spent four weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Christian chart. His current single, “More Than You Think I Am”, from the same album is in the Top 10 at both the NAC and CAC Billboard charts. Gokey was nominated for both Song of the Year and New Artist of the Year for the 2015 Dove Awards to be held in October 2015.
Citizen Way is a true band of brothers. This infectious pop/rock four-piece is comprised of two sets of siblings - Josh and Ben Calhoun and David and Ben Blascoe. A regional group for 8 years, the band introduced themselves nationally with the highest charting debut single from a new artist in 2012 called, “Should’ve Been Me.” Their Love Is The Evidence album also includes top 5 follow-up single, "Nothing Ever (Could Separate Us)" and the chart topping #1 track, "How Sweet the Sound.” The title track from the album, “Love Is The Evidence” is now on its climb with radio audiences. Citizen Way continues to make an impact both on and off the air, touring with multi-award winning acts including: Big Daddy Weave, Mercy Me, Chris August, Sanctus Real, Josh Wilson, Sidewalk Prophets and more.
Shaun Groves is an award-winning singer-songwriter, a communicator, and advocate for children living in poverty around the world.